Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 20 March 2010 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 15 March 2010 at 21:01.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 9 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 126 of Meeus index or 1079 from Brown series.
Length of current 126 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 127 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠215.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠247.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 March 2010 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 382 037 km (237 387 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 877 km (224 860 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2010 at 13:05 in ♋ Cancer.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.566°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.420° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2010 at 12:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.